There have been alot of complaints about the new iPhone being too expensive for what seems like a small incremental update. While the camera update may be a large factor to the buying decision in the European/Asian markets many who already have iPhones feel there really aren’t any new features worth the money. There is already some excellent voice control provided by apps in the app store.
So with the 3GS it’s really all about the apps.
It was stated that on average the new iPhone is about twice as fast, and while the compass may seem useless it will be integral to creating improved gaming controls. Right now tilting the phone forward and back has the same effect as turning (try it in your favorite driving game). An improvement in speed will have a dramatic increase in the quality of released apps. As of yet no 3D specs have been officially announced, but if they are improved this will bring the iPhone closer to Sony’s PSP. The memory limitations of the 3G are also somewhat of a bottleneck in app performance, and may be improved also.
I’m looking forward to even better apps.